Calatheas are known for their bold patterned foliage. The leaves of most Calathea varieties fold up slightly during the night time, revealing the often colorful undersides of their striking leaves.
This tropical plant will do best in medium to low light. Never allow this plant to stand in the direct sunlight, the leaves will get sunburned!
For best results, maintain a regular watering schedule and keep your Orbifolia moist, but not wet or saturated. This is not a drought tolerant indoor plant, but it is relatively forgiving if you forget to water it from time to time. Extended periods of dryness can result in brown leaf tips or edges.
For best results, use a general houseplant fertilizer with iron every four weeks during the spring and summer. No fertilizer is necessary in the winter when plant growth naturally slows.
Calathea Orbifolias are non-poisonous plants and are safe for humans, cats, and dogs.
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